Could Ativan cause Palpitations - from FDA reports


Summary

Palpitations is found among people who take Ativan, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Aspirin, and have Stress and anxiety . We study 44,745 people who have side effects while taking Ativan from FDA. Among them, 930 have Palpitations. Find out below who they are, when they have Palpitations and more.

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Ativan

Ativan has active ingredients of lorazepam. It is often used in stress and anxiety. (latest outcomes from Ativan 47,069 users)

Palpitations

Palpitations (feelings or sensations that your heart is pounding or racing) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, high blood cholesterol (latest reports from 75,255 Palpitations patients).

On Nov, 18, 2016

44,745 people reported to have side effects when taking Ativan.
Among them, 930 people (2.08%) have Palpitations


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Ativan cause Palpitations?

Time on Ativan when people have Palpitations *:

  • < 1 month: 22.5 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 2.5 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 10.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 15.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 25.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 15.0 %
  • 10+ years: 10.0 %

Gender of people who have Palpitations when taking Ativan *:

  • female: 77.78 %
  • male: 22.22 %

Age of people who have Palpitations when taking Ativan *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.13 %
  • 10-19: 1.16 %
  • 20-29: 11.42 %
  • 30-39: 11.81 %
  • 40-49: 17.59 %
  • 50-59: 24.52 %
  • 60+: 33.38 %

Severity of Palpitations **:

  • least: 14.29 %
  • moderate: 50.0 %
  • severe: 35.71 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (135 people, 14.52%)
  • Ambien (126 people, 13.55%)
  • Lasix (112 people, 12.04%)
  • Xanax (110 people, 11.83%)
  • Neurontin (104 people, 11.18%)

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Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Stress And Anxiety (325 people, 34.95%)
  • Chest Pain (321 people, 34.52%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (297 people, 31.94%)
  • Nausea (295 people, 31.72%)
  • Dizziness (275 people, 29.57%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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